Opening: “Wonder Woman” in Theaters Everywhere

Are you excited? Well, I think you should be because the next installment in the growing DC Extended Universe opens up today with “Wonder Woman”, the first ever big screen solo film for the famous Amazon. I’ve posted a number of trailer pieces over the last few months as we headed to this day and if you’ve missed any of them for some reason, a post about the Final Official Trailer can be found on THIS LINK. Below is the Theatrical Release poster, and some casting and premise. Let it remind you.

The Synopsis: In the early 20th century, the Amazon princess Diana, who is living on the island of Themyscira, meets American military pilot Steve Trevor when he is washed ashore. After learning about the ongoing events of a world war from him, she leaves her home to try to help end the war. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast:
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Womanl
Chris Pine as Steve Trevor
Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta
Robin Wright as General Antiope
The sister of Hippolyta and Diana’s aunt
Lucy Davis as Etta Candy Steve Trevor’s secretary
Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe

PiercingMetal Thoughts: In the past few trailer posts I’ve mentioned how I liked most of what I was seeing but then again this was the same feeling that I had for “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” and let’s face it, both of those films hardly measured up to the advance hype. Some of the folks who have seen the film already have assured me that it was really good and shows some growth in the manner of storytelling that is needed to propel this film universe in the right direction and I want nothing more than this to be the case. That said I am NOT seeing it on the opening day but that’s because I am going to be busy with the Book Expo convention that I am attending on the same day. This will let me monitor the first reviews provided they are not spoilers. I do want to see it on the big screen but will likely do this a week or so after the opening. What about you readers? Are you going to be lined up to see Princess Diana as she takes up the mantle of Wonder Woman and leads us to the Fall opening “Justice League”? Let me know in the comments but please if you’ve somehow seen it already do not post spoilers. You should only post whether or not you liked it and if we need to wait through the credits for any bonus scenes like we get at the Marvel Studios offerings. Just don’t reveal what they might be since ruining that stuff seems to be a practice nowadays. Alright, I’m posting this in the wee hours of the Friday morning and now its time to rest before heading to the convention. That coverage is probably going to be on “The Chronicles”.

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One thought on “Opening: “Wonder Woman” in Theaters Everywhere”

  1. Just saw it yesterday! It was an extremely formulaic summer blockbuster, but a good, fun film nevertheless. I hate spoilers as well, so I’ll be vague in my “review!”

    There were a few parts that were very forced and unnecessary, but they didn’t ruin the film. The supporting cast was very good as well. It was great to see more of Saïd Taghmaoui and Ewen Bremner. Funnily enough, many scenes made me think of 300, Sucker Punch, and Watchmen, so it was no surprise when I saw Zack Snyder’s name (co-producer and story writer, but not screenwriter) when the credits started. I loved all of those films (Sucker Punch is very misunderstood and underrated!), so it was no strike against Wonder Woman to be any bit similar to them.

    I haven’t seen/read anything Wonder Woman since Justice League (and JLU) aired on Toonami, so this film really renewed my interest in her. I feel guilty for not paying more attention to her since she was a favorite of mine in that show! I’d better start catching up with Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter!

    Also, I just learned that Hawkgirl first appeared in publication a year before Wonder Woman! Had no idea!

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